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Rockers Spring Social 2018

I've been attending the Rockers Spring Social, hosted by Ton Up Minneapolis, since it started in 2013.  It's always a great show if you're into cafe racers, vintage, and garage-built bikes.

This was the first year at the new venue, Red Stag Supper Club in downtown Minneapolis.  I've had dinner there quite a few times but was skeptical what it would be like for a motorcycle show.  As it turns out, the location worked out well and the weather was fantastic.  Billy got sunburn but I'm pretty sure I'm not supposed to talk about that as he kept telling everyone over the loud speaker that he was aware.

I rode my '04 Sportster and parked across the street, but there was plenty of parking for both spectators and show bikes down the blocked-off side streets.

Food, beer, and live music are staples of the Spring Social and Crankshaft was outside doing his bluesy one-man-band thing.  I've seen him play quite a few motorcycle and car shows over the years and he's great.

I got there late but lucked out to see the elusive "First Thursday" himself just as Dan was about to take off.  It was a little surprising to see him on his Sporty and not his Royal Enfield, given it's a cafe racer show, but it was good to see him since he dropped off social media to focus on raising his 10-20 children.  Maybe he doesn't have that many but I can't keep track and I doubt he can either.  That's why he numbers instead of names them.

Nate has a killer van.

There were tons of cool bikes but I'll just focus on a few.

You probably know I love mini bikes so I'm a sucker for Harley Shortsters (X90).  This one was entered in the Italian category since it was made by Aermacchi..

Blue Cat had this sweet looking Suzuki.  It looks like it could go anywhere and be so much fun.

Brett's Sporty is always a favorite of mine.

Zack's pan is beautiful.

My favorite bike in the show was this Triumph.  It was awesome.

If you missed it, better luck next year!

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